'''Nero Wolfe''' is a fictional character, an armchair detective
created in 1934 by American mystery (fiction)|mystery
writer Rex Stout
. Wolfe's confidential assistant Archie Goodwin (character)|Archie Goodwin
narrates the cases of the detective genius. Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1975, with most of them set in New York City
. Wolfe's residence features prominently in the series, a luxurious brownstone
on West 35th Street. Many radio, television and film adaptations have been made from the stories.
The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated for Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon Bouchercon XXXI|2000
, the world's largest mystery convention, and Rex Stout was a nominee for Best Mystery Writer of the Century.